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  • Enforcing Your Rights with Phil Cohen

    Phil Cohen is one of the most effective and celebrated organizers to have ever set foot in the south -- a region of the United States not necessarily known for being sympathetic to union organizers. Cohen's most recent book - Fighting Union Busters in a Carolina Carpet Mill: An Organizer's Memoir - is riveting and a must read, especially for anyone who has been part of an NLRB fight or is interested in learning more about how working people can push back on corporate power. It's for these reasons we're so excited to offer the following workshop prepared and presented by Phil Cohen: Enforcing your Rights.

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  • Section 8 of the National Labor Relations Act—Protecting Your Labor Rights

    Knowing your rights in the workplace is essential to prevent exploitation by employers and improve your working conditions. Many of your actions are federally protected by law, with institutions dedicated to enforcing these rights.

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  • Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act—Why it’s Important to You

    There are lots of reasons why employees would want to organize and improve working conditions. But collectively organizing together is easier said than done and requires an understanding of which rights are legally preserved by federal law and how those rights are protected.

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  • The New York Times Makes The NLRB's Case For Reviving The "Joy Silk" Doctrine

    by Brandon Magner | Labor Law Lite


    Jennifer Abruzzo has released her first General Counsel Memo since being confirmed to the top prosecutor position of the National Labor Relations Board. As with other debut GC Memos, Abruzzo highlighted which recent decisions of the departing Board majority she wished to reverse, as well as outlining what areas of the law the agency’s regional offices should be looking to send to headquarters for coordinated investigation. Most if not all of the controversial Trump Board decisions were placed squarely in the line of fire, including those that reversed Obama Board decisions (such as the decision involving employee use of company email for Section 7 activity) and those that reversed longstanding law (such as the replacement of the Board’s clear-and-unmistakable standard for unilateral changes with the contract-coverage standard).

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  • A Simple Guide to Protected Concerted Activity

    Many workers are concerned that banding together to improve labor conditions may prompt retaliation from their employer. However, many of these actions are legally protected through legislation and enforced by governmental agencies.

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  • We've Lost Richard Trumka

    We are sad to report that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has died.

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  • The System is Failing Young People

    Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich debunks the myth that millennials and generation Z are lazy, and breaks down why young people aren't doing as well as their parents.

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  • This is what has us excited about the budget agreement

    The Senate Democrats' current budget reconciliation bill includes one of the most important elements of the PRO Act: financial penalties for violations of the National Labor Relations Act.

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  • Fighting Union Busters: An Organizer's Memoir

    Phil Cohen is one of the most effective and celebrated organizers to have ever set foot in the south -- a region of the United States not necessarily known for its friendliness towards unions and union organizers. Now Cohen has a new memoir out and we highly recommend it!

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  • Is Your Employer Violating Your Right to Organize? What You Need to Know

    Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) is a labor law enforced by the U.S. Federal Labor Relations Authority. It refers to certain actions taken by employers that go against the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) of 1935. Under section 7 of NLRA, employees are allowed rights by law, such as the right to self-organize, join or form labor organizations, bargain collectively, and choose their representatives.

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